Section 1: Resources for 2014-15

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Section 1: Resources for 2014-15

1.1     Appropriations and other resources

Table 1.1 on the following page shows the total resources from all origins. The table summarises how resources will be applied by outcome and, in relation to administered resources, reference to the relevant authorised department.

The total appropriation for the department in the 2014-15 Budget is $20.6m, compared with $21.9m appropriated in 2013-14.

As at 1 July 2013, the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) assumed responsibility for the provision of information and communication technology (ICT) to the Parliament and the parliamentary departments. This consolidation was as a result of recommendations stemming from the Review of Information and Communication Technology for the Parliament undertaken by Mr Michael Roche. As part of the consolidation process 3.5 staff and agreed department owned ICT assets were transferred to DPS along with $1.1m of prior year funding and $4.1m of budget and forward year funding to enable DPS to continue to provide ongoing ICT hardware, services and support to senators, senators’ staff and the department.

The reduction reported in the current budget also reflects the significant impact ($0.3m) of the two increases of the efficiency dividend from 1.25 per cent to 2.5 per cent. Part of the efficiency dividend increase, 0.25 per cent, is reflected as a budget measure in Table 1.2 – Agency 2014-15 Budget Measures.

The department will continue to have third party access to special appropriations to drawdown the funds for the payment of senators’ salaries and certain allowances, superannuation, and some postage and freight expenses. The resourcing of these special appropriations is detailed in the statements prepared by the relevant departments.

The department’s total resources are $32.3m, of which 63.9 per cent ($20.6m) is contributed by total budget year appropriations. The estimate of prior year appropriations available at the commencement of the 2014-15 budget year ($11.0m) represent 34.2 per cent of total resources. Revenue from sales of goods and services ($0.6m) represent 1.9 per cent of total resources.

 

1.2     Resource statement

Table 1.1 summarises how resources will be applied by outcome and by administered and departmental classification.

Table 1.1: Resource statement — Budget estimates for 2014-15 as at Budget May 2014

 
Estimate of prior yr amounts available in 2014-15
$'000
+
Proposed at Budget
2014-15
$'000
=
Total Estimate
2014-15
$'000
Actual Available appropriation
2013-14
$'000
Ordinary Annual Services 1        
Departmental appropriation        

   Prior year appropriation

11,028 3
-
11,028
11,876
   Departmental appropriation
-
20,627 4
20,627
21,567
   s31 Relevant agency receipts
-
600 2
600
600
   Total
11,028
21,227
32,255
34,043
Total ordinary annual services A
11,028
21,227
32,255
34,043
Other services
 
 
 
 
Total other services B
-
-
-
-
Total Available Annual Appropriations
11,028
21,227
32,255
34,043
Select Appropriations
 
 
 
 
Total Special Appropriations C
-
-
-
-
Total Appropriations excluding Special Accounts
-
-
-
-
 
  
  
 
  
Special Accounts
 
 
 
 
Total Special Account D
-
-
-
-
Total resourcing
A+B+C+D
11,028
21,227
32,255
34,043

Less appropriations drawn from annual or special appropriations above and credited to special accounts

-
-
-
-
Total net resourcing
11,028
21,227
32,255
34,043

1Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2014-15
2s31 Relevant Agency receipts - estimate
3Estimated adjusted balance carried from previous year for Annual Appropriations
4Includes an amount of $0.370m in 2014-15 ($0.373m in 2013-14) for the Departmental Capital Budget (refer to table 3.2.5 for further details). For accounting purposes this amount has been designated as 'contributions by owners'
Reader note: All figures are GST exclusive.

Third Party payments from and on behalf of other agencies

 
2014-15
$'000
2013-14
$'000
Payments made on behalf of other agencies
   (disclosed in the respective Agency Resource Statement)
 
 
Department of Finance and Deregulation
 
 
   Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 (s. 11)
736
144
   Parliamentary Superannuation Act 2004 (s. 8)
1,790
1,722
Commonwealth of Australia
   Constitution Act 1901 (s.66)
1,673
1,550
Australian Public Service Commission
   Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 (s. 7)
19,187
18,829
 
23,386
22,245

 

1.3     Budget Measures

Budget measures relating to the Department of the Senate are detailed in Budget paper No. 2 and are summarised below in Table 1.2

Table 1.2: Agency 2014-15 Budget measures

Part 1: Measures announced since the 2013-14 MYEFO

  Programme
2013-14
$'000
2014-15
$'000
2015-16
$'000
2016-17
$'000
2017-18
$'000
Expense measures
Increase in the annual efficicency dividend by a further 0.25 per cent

1

 
 
 
 
 
   Departmental expenses  
-
(52)
(100)
(152)
(152)
   
 
 
 
 
 
Total expense measures
 
 
 
 
 
   Departmental  
-
(52)
(100)
(152)
(152)
Total  
 
(52)
(100)
(152)
(152)
             
Capital measures
Increase in the annual efficiency dividend by a further 0.25 per cent
1
 
 
 
 
 
   Departmental expenses  
-
(1)
(2)
(3)
(3)
   
 
 
 
 
 
Total expense measures     
 
 
 
 
   Departmental  
-
(1)
(2)
(3)
(3)
Total  
-
(1)
(2)
(3)
(3)

Prepared on a Government Finance Statistics (fiscal) basis

 

Consistent with their 2013 election commitment, the Government increased the annual efficiency dividend (ED) by 0.25 per cent for the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years. The annual ED for these three years rises to 2.5 per cent before returning to 1.0 per cent in 2017-18.

 

Part 2: Measures not previously reported in a portfolio statement

Programme
2013-14
$'000
2014-15
$'000
2015-16
$'000
2016-17
$'000
2017-18
$'000
Expense measures
Microsoft volume sourcing arrangements

1

 

Departmental expenses
(53)
(53)
(53)
-
-
Efficiency dividend
Departmental expenses  

 -

 

 (215)

 

 (470)

 

 (747)

 

 -

 

Appropriation reduction - ICT transfer            
Departmental expenses  

 -

 

 (765)

 

 (754)

 

 (744)

 

 (734)

 

Total
(53)
(1.033)
(1,277)
(1,491)
(734)
             
Capital measures
Efficiency dividend
1
Departmental expenses
-
(7)
(15)
(24)
(7)
Appropriation reduction - ICT transfer            
Departmental expenses  

 -

 

 (282)

 

 (278)

 

 (274)

 

 (270)

 

Total  

 -

 

 (289)

 

 (293)

 

 (298)

 

 (277)

 

Total measures
Departmental
(53)
(1,322)
(1,570)
(1,789)
(1,011)
Total
(53)
(1,322)
(1,570)
(1,789)
(1,011)

Prepared on a Government Finance Statistics (fiscal) basis

1.4     Other variations

The following Table 1.3 details the changes to the resourcing for the department through other factors, such as economic parameter adjustments.

Table 1.3: Variations not previously reported

Programme
2013-14
$'000
2014-15
$'000
2015-16
$'000
2016-17
$'000
2017-18
$'000
Expense variations
Increase

1

 

Economic parameter update
-
39
17
16
79
Efficiency dividend
-
39
17
16
79
Capital variations
Decrease
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic parameter update

 

 

-

 

(2)

 

(3)

 

(4)

 

(2)

 

Total
-
(2)
(3)
(4)
(2)
Total variations
Departmental

-

 

37

 

14

 

12

 

77

 

Total

-

 

37

 

14

 

12

 

77

 

Prepared on a Government Finance Statistics (fiscal) basis

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